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Bodies found in wreckage of plane found near Revelstoke positively identified

Officials have confirmed the bodies found in the wreckage of a plane crash near Revelstoke are that of Ashley Bourgeault, 31, and Dominic Neron, 28 .
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November 02, 2018 - 3:10 PM

PENTICTON - The occupants of a private plane that went missing last November, and only recently discovered near Revelstoke, have been identified through DNA testing.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a media release issued today, Nov. 2, remains of the occupants have been positively identified by the B.C. Coroners Service through DNA testing.

Ashley Bourgeault, 31 and Dominic Neron, 28, were occupants in the plane that was reported missing after failing to make it to Edmonton from Penticton in November last year.

The Mooney aircraft disappeared after taking off from Penticton Regional Airport on Nov. 25, 2017, and was found on Sept. 10, 2018 near Revelstoke.

It was believed to have crashed somewhere near Revelstoke, but an extensive search at the time failed to locate the plane.

An ambulance service helicopter crew spotted the wreckage east of Revelstoke in Glacier National Park, just a few hundred metres from the highway.

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